Fundraiser held for Havelock High student

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 02:56 PM.

Though the family has insurance, the medical bills were large, as were the expenses for the family staying in Greenville as Poole received treatment.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community,” said Poole’s father, Glenn Poole Sr.

He pointed out members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church as well as all the churches that came out to sell food and support Saturday’s event. He said workers at Fleet Readiness Center East also helped out.

“They’ve taken real good care of us,” he said. “We’re very humbled. We’re not used to being on this side of the fence. We’re usually trying to help out others. We’re very appreciative.”

He said his son continues to recover. He’s not yet back in school as his immune system continues to gain strength, but he does school work and is tutored at home to keep up with his studies.

Along with raising money for the Poole family, Saturday’s event also honored members of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department. Students and a teacher rescued Poole from the water at Fort Macon and began CPR. The department members, Chief Adam Snyder and Jeremy Mann, Chris Lewis and Mike Dixon, arrived and then took over rescue efforts. They were presented certificates during Saturday’s event and met with the Poole family.

“We don’t get this opportunity very often,” Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder said of meeting those who they’ve helped. “It’s nice seeing him again and knowing that we made a difference.”

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